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The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

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A brilliant French sociologist and anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872?) used case studies of Melanesia, Polynesia, and northwestern North America to demonstrate that gift exchange is a total system at the center of society.

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Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.

Synopsis:

A brilliant French sociologist and anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872?) used case studies of Melanesia, Polynesia, and northwestern North America to demonstrate that gift exchange is a total system at the center of society.

About the Author

Marcel Mauss was a French sociologist and anthropologist. His work profoundly influenced the field of anthropology with respect to topics such as magic, sacrifice, and gift exchange in primitive cultures.W. D. Halls was an author, educationist, and historian. He translated works by French authors, notably Marcel Mauss and Émile Durkheim, well into his retirement years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320435
Translator:
Halls, W. D.
Foreword:
Douglas, Mary
Translator:
Halls, W. D.
Author:
Halls, W. D.
Author:
Mauss, Marcel
Author:
Douglas, Mary
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Social structure
Subject:
Social institutions
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.34x5.46x.49 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant French sociologist and anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872?) used case studies of Melanesia, Polynesia, and northwestern North America to demonstrate that gift exchange is a total system at the center of society.
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